Companions and the Abyss (WOTW)

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather
the judgement that something else is more important

Companions can be as diverse as grains of sand on a beach or celestial bodies throughout the heavens. The only requirement is that one or more objects, psyches, or bodies accompany each other.

Companions can be much more than the definitions we ascribe.

We take the concept of a companion for granted. However, this is not a bad thing. We want to believe it refers to people who love and support each other. We can look up "companion" images on Pixabay and see pictures of cute animals and the people that can love them. The term companions can be much colder but realistic.

Companions can save us from ourselves and not even know it.

Image by WikiImages from Pixabay

Your nemesis can be a companion that ceaselessly acts against you. It can force you to adapt and change to survive in a harsh environment. You may detest your nemesis' existence, but you can never deny its impact upon you. Hopefully, it's not a nemesis that accompanies you through your life but a supportive group that provides a similar benefit.

As we travel through time into the inevitable abyss of the unknown, the companions we meet help define and drive us forward.

Let us now look at the Hive-POB companions
who have contributed to our
Word of the Week!


Seeking: WOTW Adventurers!

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Image by AD_Images from Pixabay

@Calumam is the creator of the Word of the Week Contest and this week's entry. Contestants create and post articles focused upon the chosen word.

  • Contestants compete for a 100 POB reward pool.
  • Participating in the contest itself is a reward as qualifying articles have a chance for higher rewards.

It doesn't matter if your article is related to finance, STEM, free-writing, images, or anything else. If you can adapt your work towards the Word of the Week and its rules:

Enter the contest!

But first, there are some critical issues to discuss related to participation in the community and HIVE in general.


Community Behaviors

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay


@Calumam normally chooses each new word for the contest. Next week represents the end of this season and a beginning of a new contest following a week of development. The rules, however, will be unchanged.

Recommendations to avoid disqualification
  • Plagiarized articles will lead to contest disqualification and likely more.
  • Don't use the #pob-wotw tag more than once per article submission.
  • Don't write an article about next week's word.
Helpful Hints
  • Include the selected word in your article (we are not mind readers)
  • Please include the #pob-wotw tag in your article submission.
  • Use the front-end OR the new
  • This week's contest started 15/8/21 @ 00:00 UTC
  • This week's contest ends 22/8/21 @ 00:00 UTC; no new entries are accepted after this time without consideration. If your article appears after I've published the winners, there's nothing I can do.

New Users

Are you new to Hive, or is this your first time posting to POB? There are some articles that the community recommends for reading:


On the Lookout

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

We're looking forward to seeing more of your posts. Until then, and after, have a blessed week.

It's a bit sad that we're coming to the end of the season without Calumam, but I'm glad the WOTW can continue. Community support has been outstanding.


Current Entries

Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay

The following people listed below are already participating in the contest. Please support and engage the authors below.

Let me know if you have entered an article into the contest and don't see your name on the list:

@flexygPOB-WOTW: Choose the right COMPANION
@shubhwajCompanions Are Indispensable And Friends Are The Best Companions
@kevinnag58Man's Best Friend - POB-WOTW - Companion

Have you entered the WOTW contest?
Hurry, before it's too late!


⭐️Do you like contests?⭐️

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Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay

If you love contests, we have highlighted a few below that you may enjoy! The table below presents a few authors, along with examples of their contests. Dates may vary when each new contest occurs, so follow along to get the most recent updates!

AuthorContest Examples
@zonadigital21Enter my Giveaway to win #Starbits + #VIBES
@dibblers.dabsA Tale of Two Pizza's Ongoing Contest (WEEK 2)
@rentmoney⭐️All The HIVE DOLLARS This Topic Generates Is YOURS Week Sixteen⭐️
@comet.rankerBIGGEST Hive Reward EVER!!! 2,000 Hive for a Friendlier and Even More Fun Hive Blockchain! #CometWeek HQ
@freewritehouseUn escrito en 20 palabras - semana del 15 de agosto de 2021
@samsmith1971Paying it forward #pif contest edition 1 - RESULTS!
@tobetadaWelcome To The 'Love The Clouds' Contest! #118 -- 100% Liquid Hive and 50% PoB Prize Pool!
@galenkpGrandparent stories: Posting contest - 115 hive to win

Did you miss the current contest? No problem! Just follow the authors above and be ready for their next game!


In Closing

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

In some ways, we're all companions in the HIVE ecosystem. We may not interact with each other continuously, but we feel the effects of our presence. I'm glad to be here with everyone, and I look forward to your entries.

Please support our fellow authors!

I look forward to providing more in the future. Thank you for reading and following on throughout my Hive journey.

If you like this article, please consider upvoting and following @scholaris!

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